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Monday, June 26, 2017

Retail's Slow Death Speeds Up

 
 
 
 
 


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Various Charts. Coincidence?

 






Adds Mr. Blokland, "Obviously there is some variation around this average, but US equities managed to realize a real return north of 4% just once when valuation is this high."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Buying SJB, VXX, NUGT / USLV Plus Excellent Articles and Commentary

 
Since early September of 2016 we've announced entering SJB, in order to effectively short junk bonds, three times at $25.30, $25.03 and $24.20

Today we took a fourth position at $23.65 

We don't normally double up, much less quadruple, positions, however we'd stated from the start that we'd be happy to add positions and so we've portioned accordingly. 

We believe it's a matter of when, not if, junk bonds tank and SJB rockets higher, and "when?" is likely sooner than later in our estimation.




Obviously market short ideas haven't worked out well the past couple years.  Adhering to prudent stops has helped, and again it's a matter of when not if levered short positions will double or more in short order as markets plunge. 

With complacency at an all-time low, as represented by the "Volatility Index", we're taking a position expecting that to soon change; entering VXX if it's trading above $13 and stopping out to limit losses and re-think if it subsequently falls below $11.50


Gold is looking good again, and bullish sentiment on silver is down around 11% which corresponds to sentiment levels seen before the biggest rallies of the past few years.

We enjoyed massive gains via NUGT in 2016 and early this year, with some relatively miniscule losses on subsequent speculations. 

We remain bullish on gold and silver in the intermediate term, with related long positions not necessarily diarized herein, and maintain there's tremendous upside potential if gold is trading above $1300 while silver confirms by trading above $20.

For now those levels seem far off, however we'll speculate again via NUGT or USLV which last traded at $30.62 and $11.50 respectively.

We suggest stops below $27 on NUGT and below $10 on USLV if accepting roughly 12% risk, or wherever best suits your risk tolerance and existing related positions. 

VXX is iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

SJB is ProShares Short High Yield ETF

NUGT is Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares

USLV is VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 

Please do not speculate via levered instruments such as these unless you're very familiar with the typical action, risk, and maintain the certainty you'll adhere to stops determined by you in advance of entering any position.



Here's an article well worth reading, we suggest, which includes some highly compelling charts and should make equities bulls quite nervous.


Other timely articles and commentary of merit:

'I Am Positioned Aggressively for a Stock Market Correction,' Says Doug Kass

The $31 Billion Hole in GE’s Balance Sheet That Keeps Growing





 
 
 
 
 
 


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Auto Loans Implosion Looming?

 
Compelling charts:







Related article: New-car loans lasting 73 to 84 months soar



 
 
 
 
 


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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

CJC, CJCFF, Canada Strategic Metals

 
On March 09 we stated that "CJC, Canada Strategic Metals (trading under ticker symbol CJCFF in the US) is compelling above the red line at $0.15"

Below we offer an updated chart showing almost a full year of accumulation.  We like it as-is, holding over the red line at $0.10 and we prefer it if it's breaking above $0.15







 
 
 
 


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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

RKR, Rokmaster Resources

 
On March 09 we stated that "RKR is a buy and hold at current pricing above $0.05 in our estimation."

It's still a reasonable speculation, we believe, and we note that it has undergone a 6-month accumulation.  It showed 6 months of accumulation before its last significant rise and may do so again since typically a period of accumulation results in a move in the prevailing direction, which in this case is upward. 

Massive upside potential exists should positive attention come to the stock.



RKR trades in Canada.

Rokmaster Resources website.


 
 
 
 
 


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Gold, Silver, NUGT, USLV

 
Gold looks ready for another leg up. 

We suggest NUGT or USLV, last closed at $33.83 and $14.23 respectively, with stops at $30.30 and $12.80 respectively in an attempt to limit risk to roughly 10%



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Cocoa 9-Month Down Trend Broken, NIB

 
We're long cocoa via $NIB.

Cocoa has now broken a 9-month down trend, as has NIB.





 
 
 
 
 


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Buying Coffee via JO

 
We've done well with coffee in the past via JO, the iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN.

While more conservative readers will avoid commodity plays or at least wait until the downtrend (in red) on the chart below is broken, we're going to try to time it again by buying JO which closed today at $18.32

The black line on the chart below shows what appears to be a very long-term supportive trend, while the Commitment Of Traders (COT) data at bottom (blue circle) has entered what's historically proven to be a good buying range.



Certainly coffee could go much lower. 

At some point however, it seems nearly certain that it'll trade to at least $250-350 so a fantastic opportunity is present which we plan to exploit. 




 
 
 
 
 


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Monday, May 01, 2017

WEAT, HXD

 
We lost a bit on our wheat speculation late last year.

It's time to repurchase it, as both the charts of WEAT ( the Teucrium Wheat Fund) and of wheat itself are extremely compelling. 

WEAT closed today at $7.12  We're re-entering and will place a stop loss at $6.50 for now.




HXD is also very compelling. 

Our buy stop level is now lowered to $6.70 while our rationale offered mid-March remains unchanged



 
 
 
 
 


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